15 December 2012


I am so getting into this cooking thing, it's crazy. I never used to like to cook. Never. But since I started Paleo and the easiest way to do it is to cook, I have just become a cooking fiend. I really quite enjoy it.

For dinner tonight I made stuffed acorn squash. It was stuffed with hamburger browned with onions and some spices. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy. I also made some brussel sprout slaw that was out of this world. I really loved that. Then I just made some brownies that are amazing. They are made with dates and coconut flour and honey and they are out of this world. I not only enjoy making things, but I find the creative process fun. I definitely will keep doing this....

Really should have reconsidered that

I have been eating Paleo since Nov 1st. Actually since Oct 27th (I started early). That's 7 weeks. 49 days. In that time I have had only very small amounts of sugar. I have not had wheat at all. And the small amounts of sugar have not really bothered me much. Oh, I lied. I did have stuffing on Thanksgiving and that contained wheat. I forgot.

Yesterday was the last day of school for the semester. That means parties. Class parties. School parties. Parties. I decided to let things slide for 1 day. I had been so good for so long, I figured 1 day would not kill me. So I ate. Cookies. Beer. Cupcakes. Pretzels. Ice cream. Chocolate. BBQ sauce. I think that's all. By 4pm I felt like crap and did not go to Crossfit. By 5pm I was feeling worse. I lay on the couch most of the night regretting everything I ate. I woke up this morning to some intestinal distress. My and the bathroom have become quite close over the last couple of hours. I really want to go to Crossfit this morning but I'm not sure that I can. I have to decide soon or else I will miss class.

The good thing is, I don't even want to look at food this morning. I want to avoid it all. My stomach and digestive track is a mess and I don't want to put anything in it. I want it to clean itself out before I add to it.

Ugh!!! Why did I do that??? No more. Ever. The good news is I got a Paleo cookbook from my secret Santa so I'll be cooking good all break. I can not wait. Okay, I'm going to force myself to go to Crossfit. Suck it up buttercup.

09 December 2012


I've really been neglecting my blogs lately. There was a time when I could not wait to write a post. Things that happened in my life became fodder for my blogs. Now??? It's easier to make random comments on Facebook than to sit down and write an entire blog post. But the fact of the matter is that I love blogging. My blog has been like a diary of my life for the past 8 years. If I want to know when something happened, check the blog. What did the house look like before we moved in? Check the blog. When did those aluminum garden gates get installed? Check the blog. So I really don't want to let them go. I just need to figure out how to do it without putting a lot of pressure on myself and making me crazy.

So I'm going to make a plan to blog, on all 3 blogs, at regular intervals that are doable. Each one of them is about a topic near and dear to my heart, and ignoring that topic makes me sad. So I'm going to figure it out.

Social media holiday

I've decided to take a break from social media. I spend far, far too much time just scrolling through Facebook. Yes, I get a lot of in...